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Bell 212 helicopter lands at Cape Royds

A Bell 212 helicopter, owned by Petroleum Helicopters Inc., lands at Cape Royds in Antarctica


A Bell 212, owned by Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHI), lands at Cape Royds, Antarctica. PHI operates the helicopter fleet for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).

The National Science Foundation runs USAP. In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines including, for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and education programs are also supported. For more information about USAP, visit the program's website Here.

Credit: Peter West, National Science Foundation

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